428-npc-1689 Flight Operations Aboard USS Kitkun Bay (CVE-71) 05-25-1944
mislabeled at the National Archives as FLIGHT OPERATIONS ABOARD USS KITKUN BAY (CVE-71), 05/25/1955.
Film begins with NYC skyline footage, including the Statue of Liberty.
"LA MCU F4F landing avoard KITKUN BAY (CVE-71); Pan follows aircraft as hook engages on second line.
LA MS Pan LteR, F4F making arrested landing; men run out to disengage hook.
MS Pan RteL,F4F making landing. SVF4Fs making landing.
MS Pan of F4F missing arresting gear and nosing over ondeck (very good action).
MLS F4F making landing; several men in catwalks at R of frame.
LA MLS F4F taking wave-off and flying off overhead; DE underway in BG.
LA MLS F4F making landing; hook engages; aircraft stops (SV).
HA MLS F4F taking off from KITKUN BAY; several men near island structure on R.
LA MSF4F making bouncy landing. LA MS Same as above.
MS The deck launched from KITKUN BAY; officers and enlisted men waiting.
HA MLS Pan of F4F crashing on deck as it tries to land.
LA MCU crew members pushing F4F across deck; wheels of F4F have collopsed.
MS F4F's on deck of KITKUN BAY: engines turning over.
MS Pan of TBF taking off.
LA LS TBF's in formation flight overhead; Pan of plane being pushed across deck of KITKUN BAY.
HA MS men on decks of ship at boxing match; men in ring boxing.
HA MCU Men in ring boxing.
HA MS Same asabove. GENERAL VIEWS,,ESPIRITU SANTO, NEW HEBRIDES, APRIL 21,1944.
MS Truckhauling trailer down causewayon island toward PBM's at pier.
MS PAN of jeephauling two men, going down causeway.
MLS Island harbor; PBM taxing inharbor. LS Group of quonset huts on Espiritu Santo.
HA MS Steakes of fueldrums on island; Pan of construction area in BG. MS Enlisted men and chiefraising American flag on flag pole.
MCU Man working at lathe in machine shop.
MCU Man operating saw.
MCU Man welding steel.
CU same as above, different angle."
National Archives Identifier: 76143
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